Though they had varying degrees of criticism and praise for the county fee-waiver program, all five candidates for the new District 2 Clark County council seat called for changes to the blanket waiver of building and traffic-impact fees.
Improvements to Interstate 5 appear to be a top transportation priority for most candidates in the Clark County council District 2 race. The district includes parts of northwest Clark County, including the cities of Ridgefield and La Center. Only two of these candidates will advance to the general election in November, regardless of party.
Judging from their websites, campaign signs and fundraising efforts, two of the three candidates running for departing Councilor Larry Smith's seat on the Vancouver City Council seem to be in it to win it.
A well-known and respected forensic accountant has resigned from the Clark County Audit Oversight Committee after she claimed to have been used as a "political pawn" by Auditor Greg Kimsey and Councilor David Madore.